The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Podcasts

Show 1172: How Can Antibiotics Affect Your Brain?

Antibiotic overuse is troubling for many reasons. It contributes to bacterial resistance, but in addition certain antibiotics affect your brain negatively.

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Gout

Could Pineapple Juice Ease Your Gout Flareups?

People who suffer from the pain of gout flareups are eager to find a way to calm them. One reader maintains that pineapple juice prevents painful episodes.

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Acid Reflux

What Happened to Cod Liver Oil as a Home Remedy?

A reader who remembers home remedies of long ago wonders what happened to cod liver oil. Although doctors no longer prescribe it, people still take it.

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Alternative Health

Will Apple Cider Vinegar Relieve Gout Pain?

Readers have found that apple cider vinegar can relieve gout pain without significant side effects. Other non-drug approaches also help. Which work for you?

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Gout

Will Celery Seed Ease Your Knee Pain or Gout?

One reader was delighted to discover that celery extract relieved longstanding knee pain as well as the discomfort of gout.

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Podcasts

Show 1113: How to Keep Your Feet Happy and Healthy

In this interview for broadcast March 10, 2018, find out how to avoid or treat the most common foot problems so you can keep your feet happy and healthy.

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Drug Side Effects

Hydrochlorothiazide Triggers Gout |Cherries to the Rescue!

If you have hypertension there is a better than even chance you are taking a diuretic. HCTZ is the most commonly prescribed. But hydrochlorothiazide triggers gout. The pain can be excruciating.

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Alternative Health

What Are the Natural Remedies for Gout?

Natural remedies for gout, such as tart cherries, celery seed or a DASH diet, can significantly ease the suffering that a person experiences.

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Gout

Will Tart Cherry Juice Really Soothe Gout Pain?

Eating tart cherries or drinking cherry juice can often soothe gout pain. Cherries reduce uric acid crystals that cause joint inflammation in gout.

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Gout

How to Avoid a Painful Gout Attack

Following a diet that has little seafood, red meat, soft drinks or beer and lots of cherries and celery seed may minimize the risk of a gout attack.

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Gout

Is There a Safe Treatment for Gout Pain?

The usual treatments for gout pain such as allopurinol or an NSAID are off the table for someone who is taking warfarin (Coumadin).

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Drug Side Effects

How Cherries and Celery Combat Gout Naturally

Blood pressure medicines containing diuretics can trigger gout but tart cherries and celery seeds can lower uric acid levels to counteract this effect.

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Drug Side Effects

Another Downside of Statins

Statin-type drugs lower cholesterol, but it is worth learning about the downside of statins. If you suffer side effects, you may want another approach.

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Colds

Tart Cherry Juice for Marathon Runners

Tart cherry juice benefits marathon runners, cutting the incidence of post-race infections and lowering inflammation.

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Gout

Cowgirl Swears by Black Cherry Juice for Gout

Drinking black cherry juice or eating tart Montmorency cherries can lower uric acid levels and reduce the risk of a gout attack.

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Arthritis

Is Life Just a Bowl of Tart Cherries?

Do tart cherries really have anti-inflammatory properties? What else are cherries good for? Can something so simple ease the pain of arthritis and gout?

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Gout

Dried Cherries Keep Gout Away

Eating dried cherries daily reduces the risk of a painful gout attack.

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Gout

Cherry and Celery Extracts Banish Gout Pain

Taking black cherry and celery seed extract dramatically reduced foot pain due to gout.

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Gout

Cherry Juice Lowers Uric Acid

There is scientific support for tart cherry juice as a gout remedy.

Gout

Tart Cherry Juice Soothed Pain in Big Toe